Monday, January 03, 2011

Christmas Gifts

             Two wonderful Christmas gifts: Peter's glass platter and the traditional delicious Stollen! Yum!

Early in December I posted several photos of my former 8th grade student, who is now an adult, giving a glass blowing demonstration. In case you missed it, here's another photo of Peter at work. Notice how the steam rises from the wet newspapers he holds as he  shapes the hot object!


16 comments:

  1. deux beaux plateaux, une belle réussite.

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  2. I love that plate. I had to google stollen, it sounds and looks good.

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  3. I have a recipe for stollen sitting on my kitchen counter right now. Hope yours was delicious. Hope mine will be too. The bowl is gorgeous.

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  4. You like colors, and colors you got ;-) I like your X-max gifts!

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  5. My first thought: "Plate with cake. Oh, Kate ate the cake."))
    I would like to try glass making, just do not want to become a man. with huge wide chest.

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  6. That dish is beautiful! I love the bright colors!

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  7. I love the colors. It's amazing that this started as a ball.

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  8. Those colors are delightful!

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  9. Really beautiful process of making. I love those daily shots.

    Regards.

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  10. The platter is so pretty that I'd be afraid to use it. I'd have no problem eating the stollen, though!

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  11. Very nice and now I'm hungry for something sweet!

    Re your comment on The Villages: The Villages is rather like a Disneyland for adults...downtown Spanish Springs, where the photo was taken, has many buildings which are dated in the 19th century, and various artifacts that are antiquey. But in fact, none of it is more than about 30 years old.

    Great fun, though!

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  12. What an absolutely beautiful plate. I love the colors. Stollen...yum. My MIL used to make the best stollen. Unfortunately I never got into that type of baking so its a lost art to me.

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  13. «Louis» is fascinated with this post, Kate. He may have commented previously that his maternal grandfather was a glass blower in the now-closed Cambridge (OH) Glass Works.

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  14. I'd like both!

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  15. The bowl's colors are stunning.

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  16. A pretty and colorful plate. Your neighbors won't have one like it. My wife buys stollen every year because she lived in Germany for four years when she was younger, but this year she couldn't find any locally! Another tradition bites the dust.

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